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Photograph by Sumpter, the image depicting a bomber aircraft in flight.<br />
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This poignant piece of paper charting the fate of the 19 Dambusters' crews highlights the cruel and random nature of the famous World War Two raid. <br />
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Flight Sergeant Leonard Sumpter got hold of a typed list of all the RAF bombers involved in Operation Chastise and ticked off the unfortunate crews which didn't make it back.<br />
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Of the 19 Lancaster bombers, eight were shot down resulting in the deaths of 53 airmen. Two others had to return to England after developing faults.<br />
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The crew list has now emerged for sale for £800.